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The Switch's official online NES emulator has already been hacked

04 October 2018, 05:45 | Jodi Jackson

You can now share your Switch game downloads across consoles

Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers Illustration

Less than 24 hours after the Switch Online service launched, modder KapuccinoHeck released a video showing that custom ROMs could be loaded into the online NES library.

Yes, we've played all these games many times before, but Nintendo will regularly add to this library of games, and nine more will be available by the end of the year. There's also a family plan for $34.99 a year that includes up to eight accounts.

When using downloadable software on a non-primary console, your game will pause if your Nintendo Account is used to access downloadable software on any other Nintendo Switch console.

Fans of classic Nintendo games are swarming to the service to relive childhood memories of games like Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Tecmo Bowl, Mario games and The Legend of Zelda, among many more. There are some games which do not require the service, such as Fortnite since it's free-to-play, but most other definitely do. October will bring Solomon's Key, NES Open and Super Dodge Ball.

Nintendo Switch Online is available now at $4 for a month, $8 for three and $20 for the year. In addition to facilitating online play and offering up cloud saves, the service affords access to a curated selection of classic games. You can check it out for free for seven days with Nintendo's trial, just bear in mind that, like with many paid services, you'll have to enter in payment options and then opt out to avoid getting charged once the seven days is up. These games can be played locally or online with friends.

Save Data Cloud Backup: The Save Data Cloud backup that comes with Nintendo Switch Online memberships automatically creates a backup copy of save data for compatible Nintendo Switch games.

Special offers: Finally, Nintendo will offer Nintendo Switch Online subscribers special offers, which the company hasn't fully explained yet. In an email, KapuccinoHeck told Kotaku the NES games can only be added to hacked Switches, which remains a complex undertaking and carries the constant threat of having your account banned by Nintendo.

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